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Date: March 7, 2012

Mr. Maughan’s 3rd Class Art Work

Mr. Maughan’s 3rd class have done some great work this year so far in Art. Here is some of the art we have done. We think you will agree that we are quite an artistic bunch after you see these pictures!

Ms. Bolger’s First Class!

Clay Monsters

We have been very busy making clay monsters in first class. We started by flattening our clay and we folded our clay over. Then we added eyes and a tongue. After the clay had hardened, we painted our monsters.




Look at his long tongue!!

Hot Air Balloons

We made hot air balloons. We used two paper plates, paint and string. Our teacher took pictures of us and we put these into our hot air balloons. If you walk past our classroom, you will see us flying away in our hot air balloons!

Hello Everyone!

Hello Everyone!

Hello Everyone!


We have been learning all about spring flowers. Some children have brought in flowers from home. Our favourite flowers are daffodils, crocus, bluebells and snowdrops.

Mr Scallan’s 5th class did book reviews

Mr Scallan’s class did book reviews of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – here’s a sample of their work: 

Book Review

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Setting: Charlie’s house/ Wonka’s factory

List of Main Characters:

1. Charlie Bucket

2. Willy Wonka

3. Grandpa Joe

4. Augustus Gloop

5. Violet Beaugaurd

6. Veruca Salt

7. Mike Teavee

The plot: Charlie finds a golden ticket along with four other children, wining a once in a lifetime opportunity to enter Wonka’s chocolate factory. Augustus, Veruca, Violet and Mike get in to much trouble and leave the factory, and making Charlie the winner. Mr.Wonka gave the factory to Charlie because he won.

The climaxes: When Charlie finds the golden ticket or when the glass elevator goes through the roof

The ending: Mr.Wonka crashes through Charlie’s roof and gives him the factory

4 words to describe this story

1. Heart-Warming

2. Arbitrary

3. Delightful

4. Astonishing

Did you like the book? Yes. Why? I liked it because it’s funny and nice because Charlie deserved more than what he got and he ends up with an enormous chocolate factory.

GRADE: 97.5%

BY: S. James 

Book Review 

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Illustrator: Quentin Blake

Setting: Chocolate Factory

List of Main Characters:

1.Charlie Bucket

2.Mr.Willy Wonka

3.Grampa Joe

4.Augustus Gloop

5.Mike Teavee

6.Veruca Salt

7.Violet Beauregarde

8.The oompa Loompas

The plot: Charlie Bucket is a poor boy who lives beside a Chocolate Factory but he only gets one chocolate bar a year on his birthday and Mr.Willy Wonka was giving out golden tickets to get into the Chocolate Factory and Charlie was one of the lucky ones and got one.

The climax: Charlie gets a golden ticket.

The ending: Charlie is the only one left and Mr.Willy Wonka offers him the Chocolate Factory.

4 interesting words to describe the book:



3.Heart warming


Did you like the book? Why?Yes I like it because it shows you what it is like for Charlie being poor and then getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. 

GRADE: 4/5

 By: C. Courage

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